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Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia: Makkah Route Initiative Provides Facilitations for Indonesian Pilgrims

The Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia, Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Amoudi, emphasized that the Makkah Route Initiative is part of the tremendous efforts exerted by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He noted that these efforts have been harnessing all human and material resources since the era of the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud to the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, to serve pilgrims from all over the world, including Indonesia.

 In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the ambassador said: “The Makkah Route Initiative has had positive feedback at all official and popular levels in Indonesia. We observed this during the pilgrims' departure from Jakarta Airport. This reflects the Kingdom's efforts and leadership in the Islamic world, as well as its commitment to serving pilgrims and taking care of the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites.”

 He indicated that the initiative aims to facilitate the entry procedures for Indonesian pilgrims before they leave their country. This year, the initiative has been expanded to include the cities of Surabaya and Solo, in addition to the capital, Jakarta, benefiting a large number of Indonesian pilgrims, the ambassador noted.

 Additionally, he expressed his appreciation to the Indonesian government, represented by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and all other governmental bodies, for their facilitation, fruitful cooperation, and coordination, which have contributed to the success of the initiative.

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